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Episode 2: The Tale of Genji—The world’s oldest novel. A hero who is a paragon of beauty with an extreme Oedipus complex.
(CW: sex, rape, incest, pedophilia.)
Find Out More
Project Gutenberg: The Tale of Genji. The full on-line text of the Arthur Waley translation of The Tale of Genji
Tony’s Reading List. A comparison of different English-language translations of The Tale of Genji
Marcus, Marvin. Japanese Literature from Murasaki to Murakami. Association for Asian Studies, 2015.
De Bary, Theodore, et. al, eds. Sources of Japanese Tradition: From Earliest Times to 1600. Columbia, 1964.